Staying in an Airbnb rental gives travellers a uniquely authentic alternative to the traditional hotel.
We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting homes you can rent from Airbnb in 18 major cities in the U.S. They all have a unique design and have earned top reviews from previous travellers.
Romantic treehouses, swanky lofts, and secret gardens are highlights.
Three separate elevated structures are connected by rope bridges. The bedroom is meant to accommodate two people, and everything is left open to the elements.
If you have a big group that's willing to splurge, this beautifully remodeled house can be rented out for a few nights. Each room is amazingly decorated, and there's even a fire pit for hanging out outside.
Neighbourhood: East Downtown
According to the listing, this home is located on a street where Frederick Douglass once lived. There's a second-floor deck as well as a quaint garden.
Neighbourhood: Washington Hill
Airbnb users can rent a room in either the basement or upper floor of this Moroccan-inspired home. They can also make use of green space in the backyard.
Neighbourhood: Fort Greene
The two-level home hangs in a grove of ohia trees in a rainforest near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This treehouse has been named one of the most romantic getaways in the world, and there's plenty of hiking trails to explore.
This one-bedroom apartment is tastefully decorated and close to the Minneapolis Greenway, a bike path that leads to some of the Twin Cities' major attractions.
Though the house dates back to the 1880s, it has been renovated to include modern conveniences and is close to the trendy galleries and restaurants of the Mission District.
Known as 'El Refugio del Espia,' this tiny one-bedroom home is on the National Registry of Historic Places and dates back to 1860. It has been updated with modern amenities and is close to Santa Fe's main tourist sites.
The hosts rent out the third floor of their early-20th century home. Decked out with warm wood paneling and huge glass windows, the unit was built for taking in gorgeous city views.